Good clear explanations from Randy and others.
Did i understand correctly that he gives driver training?
If so, i'm sure i'll book some if he ever comes to this side of the ocean...
I recently had a drift and powerslide training, awesome fun!
The Elise is so well designed it really wants to go where you point it's nose slightly understeered.
I find it quite hard to spin on purpose.
But the margin between controlled drift and uncontrolled spin is very small, and u have to be quite an experienced driver to get it right (i only managed a few times, spun a lot
.. but hey, it was first outing like that...)
I utterly love its responsiveness and it IS twitchy ESpecially in the wet... roundabouts will teach you that
And yes... you'll discover bumps and little thingies in roads that you believed were perfectly smooth before.
But... no hard braking or clutching in corners, and be carefull on cold tyres. It's so easy to make a mistake.
They tried their best to get all the pro's from mid-engine/rearwheel powered, and design countermeasures for con's of 'hammer-effect'... and succeeded quite well.
U have to have a sensitive butt to feel the 8/10th, and i'm sure in time i'll get close to 10/10th... but i'll make sure not to try and find my limit on public roads, too many obstacles.
Top 5 things i think of the Elise:
* it is a drivers car, not for posers ('droeftoeters' in Dutch)
* when it's not raining, the roof is off (you wait till it poors/snows)
* slow in, quick out for corners
* slippery when wet
* best modifications: driver training and noisy exhaust
Seloc is down, so i ended up here.
Thought i might as well contribute...
And... while i'm at it, compliment you on a nice forum!
Good luck with the waiting, it's well worth it though!